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Backlighting, translucence, and iridescence

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Spider in Web on Square-Bud Primrose Plant 2268

While some recent posts have talked about backlighting, translucence, and iridescence, here you get all three at the same time. If you want a closer look at the spider that’s responsible—and you deserve a juicy spider after the non-spider picture of downy gaura looped by a spider—click the icon below.

Spider in Web on Square-Bud Primrose Plant 2268 Detail


Like the last couple of photographs, I took this one on August 8th near where Old Spicewood Springs Rd. crosses Bull Creek. Oh, by the way, the plant is a square-bud primrose, Calylophus berlandieri (or Oenothera capillifolia subsp. berlandieri in the new system).

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

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